Avery Levine, Contributor
October 10, 2019
While much excitement has surrounded the Red Devils’ undefeated record, there also lingers concerns about concussions.
Concussions have been an issue dating back decades ago, but levels of concussions have proliferated in the last few years, especially in sports like football. So, what are concussions and how have they impacted football players?
A concussion is a temporary unconsciousness caused by a blow to the head. A sequence of concussions could lead to CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encepathology), which is a neurodegenerative disease caused by a repetition in head injuries. CTE is very common among athletes and football players of any age, since those are the prime recipients of head injuries and concussions. CTE could get worse over time, and may lead to other neurologic diseases such as Dementia.
Nigerian-American Physician Bennet Omalu discovered the condition during an autopsy of former Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Webster.
While CTE affects ...
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